Origin of chore
Examples from the Web for chore
Make the chore a lot more fun with a super cute toothbrush holder.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Blue Ivy in Your Life|Allison McNearney|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead of a chore, choose something you love so you absolutely look forward to it.
That there was a way to tell the story and not have been leaden—not be a chore or an ordeal.Steve Coogan Makes His Bid For Some Serious, Dramatic Roles|Andrew Romano|November 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But for it to double its user base from the current level will be quite a chore, and may take several years.
Similarly, I learned that studying was a choice, not a chore.If You Grow Up Indian-American, College Graduation Isn’t Enough|Anita Raghavan|May 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
We all know the charwoman, and have begun to forget our native modification of char, to wit, chore.The American Language|Henry L. Mencken
A number of the men go off to a neighboring town for a spree, and the chore boy goes with them.The Writing of the Short Story|Lewis Worthington Smith
Another was practically the chore boy of the worker who was assigned to teach him.The Psychology of Management|L. M. Gilbreth
She must of necessity be my chore boy as well as my herd boy.Langford of the Three Bars|Kate Boyles
I dont no moren git troo one chore den sumpin else hops right out at me.The Corner House Girls Among the Gypsies|Grace Brooks Hill
British Dictionary definitions for chore
Word Origin for chore
Word Origin and History for chore
1751, American English, variant of char, from Middle English cherre "odd job," from Old English cerr, cierr "turn, change, time, occasion, affair business."
Chore, a corruption of char, is an English word, still used in many parts of England, as a char-man, a char-woman; but in America, it is perhaps confined to New England. It signifies small domestic jobs of work, and its place cannot be supplied by any other single word in the language. [Noah Webster, "Dissertations on the English Language," 1789]